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TOMS Earth Probe UV-B Erythemal Local Noon Irradiance Monthly L3 Global 1 deg x 1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid V008 (TOMSEPL3mery) at GES DISC
Entry ID: TOMSEPL3mery_008

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Summary
Abstract:

This Earth Probe (EP) Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) version 8 monthly averaged global gridded data product contains UV-B erythemal local noon irradiance values. The data are mapped to a global grid of size 180 x 288 with a lat-long resolution of 1.00 x 1.25 degrees. These data are stored in an ASCII format.

The TOMS data were produced by the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 614).

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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: TOMS Science Team
Dataset Title: TOMS Earth Probe UV-B Erythemal Local Noon Irradiance Monthly L3 Global 1 deg x 1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid V008
Dataset Series Name: TOMSEPL3mery
Dataset Release Date: 1996-07-22T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 008
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/TOMSEPL3mery_008.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
Stop Date: 2003-08-31T23:59:59.999Z
Quality EP TOMS started experiencing calibration problems since 2002. For data beginning in year 2000, the calibration has been stabilized relative to NOAA-16 SBUV/2 in the equatorial zone. Because of continuing changes in the optical properties of the front scan mirror that are not well understood, data are showing a latitude dependent error that cannot be corrected by a simple calibration correction. The calibration appears to be stable near the equator. But by 50 degrees latitude, there is now a -2% to -4% error in TOMS, a bit larger in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. Because of this error, data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis
Use Constraints Earth Probe TOMS data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis because of calibration problems.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Data Center URL: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Personnel
PAWAN K BHARTIA, PH. D
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5731
Fax: 301-614-5903
Email: Pawan.K.Bhartia at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-01-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-22